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Seesmic Desktop 2 – New Customized Options and Interface Updates

Seesmic Desktop 2 is the social media app which we not only take great pride in, but we also hope it has brought to your desktop a new meaning of network management. Working to be a complete user-experience and with a built-in Marketplace with dozens of services, Seesmic Desktop 2 brings a new spin to social media and business communication.

Check out these exciting features and improvements Seesmic Desktop 2 now has to offer: 

  • Customizable settings: adjustable font type and sizes, options added to manage automatic shortening of URLs
  • Selecting the width of the columns
  • Search for Twitter users and cany search by real name
  • Marketplace: Marketplace on the sidebar for easy access to browse all plugins and download straight from within the application.

New Options Design: Bigger Fonts, Customizable Settings

Open the Options section in Seesmic Desktop 2 and you'll notice some updates to the Settings options located within the General tab. Along with notification updates, you can now enable highlighting features, enable/disable automatic URL shortening, and adjust your font type and size.

DesktopOptions 

Resizing Columns

We brought about a new feature in the top line of each column. Just hover and click between columns when you see the arrows icon and this will allow you to drag to adjust the width of the columns. You can also double click here to reset the column to the default width.

ColumnResize

 

Search by realname and other search options

We've added additional options to the Search bar so now you can Search for Twitter people and can search by username or can search by a user's real name too. The Twitter seach options available are Twitter – for basic searches, Twitter Accounts – search for users to view their profile in the profile pane, and Twitter People-search just for users here. 

Seesmic Desktop 2 - Search Options

Marketplace available in the sidebar

We've added the Marketplace to the Sidebar actions so you have easy access to browse all plugins new and old and have this side by side to your other timeline columns so you can manage everything all at once.

Click on the the Featured tab to view what the current popular plugins are. Review plugins in the New tab to see what's new. Browse in the Categories tab to view plugins under the major categories. Then go ahead and click on the Search tab if you are looking for something in particular. Find what you are looking for then install it right then and there. No more opening up a separate browser window just for the Marketplace, its all in one place.

MarketPlace

You should receive a notification to update and can update from Seesmic Desktop 2. Please just ensure you have the latest Silverlight version installed or the update will fail. To check if you have the newest version of Silverlight installed to run Seesmic Desktop 2 please check the Silverlight site here.

We appreciate feedback and hope that you'll look through the Seesmic Marketplace and let us know your feedback on the latest plugin which you have been playing around with. Is it Ning, Klout or Last.fm? Drop us a line on our Feedback Forum and let us know. Thank you for all your support and we hope that our new updates will enhance your social media savviness.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/dtsonev Dtsonev

    I love it! I missed the possibility to resize the columns as on Seesmic Web. Thank you for releasing the new version just on the end of my birthday! You made my day, that was the best present! Thank you for keeping me socially connected! Cheers!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/myanmarexpert Myanmarexpert

    Sorry to say, but as a Mac user, SD2 is less useful than the Web version. In SD2 2-finger scrolling works on vertical axis but not on the horizontal axis, and that effectively makes it useless to me.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/alliemims Alliemims

    I updated and my Facebook account disappeared. I reinstalled the FB plugin and then when I restarted SD2 it encountered a fatal error and won’t start. I removed SD2 and reinstalled it but I am still getting: ERROR: An unexpected critical exception has occured. I have the log file if interested in seeing it.
    Thanks.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/alliemims Alliemims

    UPDATE: I was able to delete all the files on my system and reinstall it. It’s back up and running normally. :-)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/finferlo Finferlo

    Today, I upgraded my two PCs, on both Windows XP SP3. After the update button on either the “Options” in Seesmic Desktop does not work. How can I fix this?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mejpark Mejpark

    @Finferlo I have the same problem. I installed it at work and at home, added the Twitter and Facebook plugins from the Marketplace, restarted the application, but nothing happens when the Options button is pressed.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/seesmic Seesmic

    Hi,
    Looks like our team just pushed an update to resolve this issue. Please restart SD 2 and you should be able to update SD 2.
    Thanks!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/seesmic Seesmic

    We just pushed an update to resolve this issue. If you haven’t done so already, go ahead restart the SD 2 application and you should receive the update.
    Thanks.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/seesmic Seesmic

    Glad to hear this!
    If you do encounter the message again when trying to start SD 2 can you refer to the workaround steps here:
    http://help.seesmic.com/entries/391630-seesmic-desktop-2-unexpected-error-message-after-the-update
    This is just a workaround but our team is working on a fix for this and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this.
    Thanks.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/gianpa GianPaJ

    How do you know which ones is the last news story you haven’t read? In Echofon it’s pretty obvious. here u know there is something new but u don’t know what.
    Also is there a way to personalize what desktop notifications you want from Facebook? I don’t a notification every single minute. So i have to disable all of them (including twitter)
    Last but not least is there a way to schedule the refreshes or updates? when u’re working every 2/3 mins could be too much. maybe every 15/30 min would be better.
    Thanks A lot, this app is really good but needs few things INMO to make it excellent.
    PS : Multiple facebook accounts would be a bad idea either.
    Cheers

  • http://profile.typepad.com/arcanecode Arcanecode

    So far the new version is working great. Love the ability to quickly bring up saved searches.
    Only thing I miss (back from the air version) is the ability to grab a pic using my webcam. It’s something I used to use pretty frequently, especially at events like Code Camps, SQL Saturdays, or Give Camp. Any chance that will ever come back?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/riazkanani Riazkanani

    Would be nice to be able to change the size/colour etc of the notifications – in fact growl for windows support would be even better :)

  • Anonymous

    I would like to be able to customize my notifications more–only getting reply and DM notifications. I only use Seesmic for my reply and DMs. I never hang in the timeline.

    If there is a way to do this, someone please enlighten me?